April 15, 2020
With the entire state of Maryland currently under a “Stay at Home” order to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, you may be wondering how this affects your ability to continue on with your treatment. The need for physical therapy continues during these times, and fortunately, it is also considered an essential service. This means that CAM Physical Therapy and Wellness Services remains open and here to serve you, but with some new measures in place to ensure the safety of all.
We are still providing one-on-one appointments at each of our clinics, but have taken extra precautions to minimize everyone’s exposure. These visits take place in private treatment rooms and we strongly promote social distancing throughout the clinic, which significantly limits physical interactions between our patients and staff. In addition, we now offer telehealth appointments for patients that are not able to leave their homes.
Telehealth is a video visit in which our therapists can evaluate, diagnose, and treat you using telecommunications technology like your phone, tablet, or computer. Our telehealth system is simple does not require you to download any apps. All you need is an internet connection and a device that has both a camera and a microphone. After scheduling your appointment as you normally would, you will receive an email and a text with the link that will connect you directly with your therapist.
While telehealth may not be what you’re used to, it actually offers several benefits compared to traditional physical therapy. For in-office visits, you’ll need to make an appointment within office hours, travel to the appointment, wait for a period of time before seeing the physical therapist, and then travel home. Many of these steps are either reduced or eliminated with telehealth, which are illustrated below:
The benefits of telehealth physical therapy
- More flexible scheduling: if you need an early morning or evening video appointment, you can usually find one
- Quicker visits: video visits are shorter and you’ll spend more time with your therapist than you would in in-office visits
- Receive treatment from home: find a room with enough space and enjoy treatment from the comfort of your home
- No travel required: this means less hassle and lower costs
Here at CAM Physical Therapy and Wellness Services, we understand that these are unprecedented times and that life as we know it has been completely transformed. But we want you to know that therapy is still important, and if you’d like to continue having physical therapy with us or get started with a new treatment program, you can do so safely. Give us a call at 301-853-0093 to schedule your in-person or telehealth appointment today.